Love Island ‘at risk’ of being CANCELLED amid coronavirus outbreak

We’re not okay right now

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by Nathan Katnoria |
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Okay, so it’s only been a matter of weeks since the first of winter edition of Love Island came to an end and Paige Turley and Finn Tapp were crowned winners but we’re seriously having withdrawal symptoms.

We’ve been counting down the days until a fresh new batch of Islanders walk through that villa door and the summer series hits our screens, so our world has well and truly been rocked by reports the show is “at risk” of cancellation due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

Is nothing safe from COVID-19?

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Spain currently has the fifth-highest number of coronavirus cases at the moment, with 10 confirmed cases on the island the show is filmed. It’s also thought many of the hotels in the area could close until June.

According to The Sun, the show’s producers are taking guidance from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England and have a contingency plan in place if they aren’t given the go ahead to film in Mallorca.

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1. NVQ Level

The Love Island 2021 girls decided to use NVQ levels (aka National Vocational Qualification levels) as their code for sex in the villa. So Entry Level NVQ means a snog, NVQ1 means a sexual act using hands, NVQ2 is oral sex and NVQ3 is sex.

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2. The G

This one is pretty simple, The G means girlfriend. For example Faye is worried about the moment Teddy may or may not bring up 'The 'G question - aka asking her to be his girlfriend.

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3. Football code

The Love Island 2021 boys decided to use football terms as code for sex in the villa. FYI - one nill means a sexual act performed on a fellow Islander, handball is a sexual act using hands, a header is oral sex and a streaker on the pitch is complete nudity.

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4. Moving mad

This is basically when someone starts to move out of character in the villa. For example Toby being coupled up with Kaz, then dumping her for Chloe, then dumping her for Abigail.

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5. Dead ting

People usually use this phrase to describe something as boring, dull or ugly however Amber insisted to Joanna (who she used it about) that it "doesn't necessarily mean I was commenting on your looks".

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6. Fanny flutters

Maura (one of our favourite ever contestants) has used it several times throughout series five and the Irish ring girl always says it when a guy has turned her on.

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7. Marj

Marj is slang for mum. After Michael mugged Amber off, Ovie questioned whether the firefighter would talk to his Marj like that. Fair play.

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8. Factor 50

Usually used when a guy tries way too hard with a girl and ends up going all factor 50 on them. Anton decided to not go 'factor 50' when the Casa Amor girls arrived.

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9. Bevy / Bev

This new word has been introduced to the 2019 series by Lucie Donlan. The Newquay surfer uses the word 'bev' or 'bevvy' to describe hot men…She said, "A bev is a hot guy, if he's your boyfriend he's your bev, but if he's not your boyfriend, he's a bev."

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10. The Eagle

On Tuesday night's episode of Love Island, the game 'Slide in the DMs' revealed Curtis' favourite sex position, The eagle. Curtis confessed, "The eagle, that's my favourite romantic position, we shall say," he explained, looking a tad embarrassed.Whole of the UK Googles the eagle.

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11. Mugged off / pied off

When someone goes behind your back, or acts sneaky and plays you for a fool. Often mistaken for describing warm, humid weather.Use it in a sentence, "You started chatting her up when you know she's with me. You mugged me off, mate" OR "What you did back there, that was proper muggy". Love Island's Joe didn't want to be mugged off when Tommy Fury entered the villa and tried to swipe Lucie from him.

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12. It is what it is

Islander Sherif shrugged and declared, "it is what it is", when none of the girls stepped forward for him in the savage opening show on Monday night. Meaning 'there's nothing you can do about it', Sherif used the phrase again when Amber stepped forward for Callum and rejected him.

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13. Loyal

Georgia Steel from Love Island 2018 "I'm loyal" phrase will go down in history for the amount of times she used the words . "Loyal" describes someone who stays true to their Love Island partnership and friendships. However, the word took on a whole new meaning in series four as Georgia used it at every opportunity, claiming she was loyal above everything else.

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14. Snakey

When someone is being deceitful or sly behind your back. Don't panic, this isn't to be mistaken for actual reptiles in the villa."She's such a snake"In the villa, someone is 'snakey' if they make romantic advances towards a coupled up Islander.

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15. The Do Bits Society/DBS

The Do Bits Society, otherwise known as DBS, was a members-only club for Islanders who have successfully taken part in sexual contact. The club was founded in 2018 by Islander Wes Nelson after he had some fun under the sheets with Laura Anderson.The club went on to have daily meetings for other members to find out how their fellow islanders were getting on.

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16. Drop me out

Otherwise known as, "Oh My God!", Dani Dyer loved to use this phrase in the villa in 2018. The phrase is said to originate from Essex and it can be used to refer to something shocking or incorrect.

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17. Eggs in baskets

Literally every islander has uttered the phrase, "eggs in baskets" at some point and, although its pretty self-explanatory, we couldn't write a Love Island Dictionary without adding this one in there. It basically means to refer to your potential partners as 'eggs', so if you really like someone then you may put all your eggs in one basket.Use it in a sentence: "Are all your eggs in Alex's basket then? Or are there still some left over?"

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18. On paper...

When someone is your type, but there's just something missing. Use it in a sentence: "On paper, he is 100% my type"

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19. Pranging out

Something that gives you a sudden wave of anxiety and panic.Use it in a sentence: "When that new boy came in, I immediately started pranging out"

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20. Melt

If you're acting a bit pathetic and getting a bit soppy over a girl/boy, but not in a good way! Trying too hard, acting a bit desperate. Although we know its hot in Mallorca, the islanders aren't actually melting.Use it in a sentence: "You're such a melt" OR "The guy is a tuna MELT"

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21. Ick

If you've got the ick, the relationship is over. When you get a bad gut feeling about someone that you just can't shake off.Olivia Attwood broke up with Sam in 2017 because of the ick. She explained, "When you've seen a boy, and got the ick, it doesn't go. It's caught you, and it's taken over your body. It's just ick. You can't shake it off."

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22. Stick it on him/her

To make a move on someone (graft), flirt with someone or express desire/intent. Nothing to do with actually sticking anything on anyone.Note: this does not always result in a positive outcome...

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23. Graft / Grafting

When you put in the work with someone romantically. Not to be mistaken for doing actual hard work, which we know none of them are really doing during their seven weeks in the villa.Use it in a sentence,"I've been grafting all day" OR "You really gotta put in the graft with that one".

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24. Salty

If someone acts a bit off with you, acts a bit negatively towards you. Rarely used in the villa to describe a taste.Use it in a sentence, "Why you being so salty with me?"

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25. Crack on

To try and start a romantic relationship with someone.Use it in a sentence, "We're done now so you two can crack on."If an Islander is attracted to someone single who hasn't already been claimed by another cast mate, they're free to crack on.

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26. Dicksand

Like quicksand, 'dicksand' is what you get caught in when you're totally obsessed with a guy and can't get him out of your head.Love Island's Olivia Attwood introduced this phrase in 2017. She said, "I've fallen right into dicksand".

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27. Extra

When you take something too far, and are overdramatic about something. This one genuinely doesn't make any sense to us.Use it in a sentence, "Why are you getting so extra about it?"

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28. A bit of me

A bit of me is a phrase used by Islanders to indicate interest in a fellow Islander, most often soon after a new contestant has entered the villa. Someone tends to announce "He is a bit of me" or "she's a bit of me".

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29. Catch Feelings

Catching feelings refers to falling in love when you weren't supposed to or starting to like who you are matched with too soon.Olivia Attwood once said: "When a f***girl catches feelings, it ain't a pretty sight."

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30. Where's your head at?

Islanders will ask each other this question to find out how someone feels about you or find out how they're feeling about fellow contestants.

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31. Aggy

Contestants will use this word to refer to Islanders that are angry, agitated or aggravated. You could say, "she's so aggy today".

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32. Wavey

Wavey is just another word to describe someone as good looking.Casa Amor has had a slight revamp for 2019 and has new slogans on the walls, including 'wavey', 'catch feelings' and 'buff'.


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This comes after the shows bosses reportedly snapped up influencer and model Nikita Rai to be the summer series’ first contestant.

A source told the Mirror, “Nikita was initially lined up for the winter series as a bombshell.

“However, the producers believe she would be better suited for the summer series as they've not yet had anyone like her in the original line up before. She is extremely excited to be taking part in the show and the producers are certain she will be a perfect fit with the nature of Love Island.”

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As coronavirus spreads across the world, TOWIE icon Gemma Collins has urged her followers to “keep positive” and continue with their daily lives to avoid an “economy crash” after finding her fave Knightsbridge shops deserted.

In a video shared on social media, Gemma said, “I’m in the West End, I’m urging everybody to keep calm and carry on. Let’s get back in the shops.

“Let’s get back living our daily lives. Everything’s grinded to a halt and I’m feeling a little bit concerned.”

She captioned the post, “We must keep POSITIVE ✌🏻💫 we must keep going we can’t let the economy crash because of a virus 🦠 we must be strong and carry on !!!

“Wash your hands and carry on! Let’s keep living 💫 I am partial to Knightsbridge fever my favourite fever!!”

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